The Guardian – From new gaming consoles to activism at Apple, we predict the things you will – or won’t – see in tech this year.
MIT Technology Review – If implemented, the European Green Deal could mark a major advance in the effort to combat climate change, since EU members make up the third largest block of greenhouse-gas emitters behind China and the US.
National Science Foundation – As part of its ongoing effort to keep international research collaboration both open and secure, the NSF today released a report by the independent science advisory group JASON titled “Fundamental Research Security.”
Science – Most US research agencies have received healthy increases for 2020 in a spending bill that resolves a 3-month deadlock between Democrats and Republicans in Congress.
Science – They are all urgently warning the Trump administration not to move forward with a rumored executive order that would make all papers produced by federally funded research immediately free to the public.
E&E News – White House officials are working on an executive order that would boost public access to federally funded research, prompting publishers to panic about the future of their business models, according to people familiar with the plan.
The Conversation – Reducing wastage in the power sector, focusing specifically on the grid, can be a critical lever in lowering national emissions.
Science – Congress is set to approve a major defense bill that would establish two new high-level bodies aimed at preventing foreign governments from unfairly exploiting the US research enterprise.
The Guardian – Company hails start of the ‘electric aviation age’ after 15-minute test flight in Vancouver.
Bloomberg Environment – Congress isn’t quite ready to resurrect a congressional technology assessment office killed off by Republicans in 1995. But the idea may be gaining momentum.
NPR – General Motors and LG Chemical plan to make battery cells for electric-powered vehicles, unveiling a joint venture that they expect to create more than 1,100 jobs in northeast Ohio.
CNBC – The Spanish company said changes to its oil operations as well as an increase in its alternative energy portfolio will help the company reach zero emissions.